This is a national part that is situated in the southwest part of Utah and is a place that not only looks unusual but also has fascinating legends attached to it. Its canyons have been carved by rain and frost and it is filled with freestanding pinnacles that are known as 'hoodoos'. These are limestone pinnacles and some of them are as tall as 150 feet. According to Native American legend, the pinnacles are actually people who have been turned to stone because of their bad behavior.
Ringing Rocks Park is located in Bucks County in Pennsylvania. It gets its name from the fact that it has a field of rocks that ring when they are hit - something that experts have yet to work out the reason for. The rocks are able to make sounds like chiming bells when hit together or with a hammer. The sounds are all different, which means that you can create something or a musical extravaganza by hitting an assortment of them. The reasons behind the sound of the rocks have been put down to everything from electromagnetic through to alien activity.
This national park can be found in Arizona and the reason behind its name is the fascinating clusters of trees that have been transformed into rock like formations giving them the appearance of having been 'petrified'. This is a fascinating sight and the forest is made all the more interesting by the variety of plant and animal fossils dating back more than two hundred million years.
Chimney Rock is a natural structure located in Nebraska, and amazingly it is even taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York. It was once used as a compass by pioneers using the Oregon Trail and today you can explore the rock up close and personal by climbing up or using the elevators that have been installed by hollowing out the middle of the rock.
This is a place that offers a beautiful park of red stone, which was actually carved out by flash flooding. The flash floods that created it still continue today and the canyon, in Arizona, has become the most visited and photographed slot canyon in the southwest. Visitors love the stunning and unusual scenery when they come to this site, with its unique formations and colors.
America has much to offer beyond its usual tourist trails. Dare to do something different and be rewarded with sights and experiences that will expand your horizons and create memories of a life time. From mountains to lakes, from national parks to canyons,...